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Instructor of Biology and Science Teaching Laboratories Coordinator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The following application materials are required: • Cover letter addressing qualifications • Curriculum vitae • Separate teaching and research statements • Up to three selected reprints of published or in press papers • Three (3) letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s history of and potential for research, teaching and communication excellence are required. Please note: Reference letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through our online application system. For questions about the position contact Dr. Allan Felsot, Search Committee Chair, afelsot@wsu.edu.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Instructor
Working Title Instructor of Biology and Science Teaching Laboratories Coordinator
Position Number 76405
College/Area WSU Tri-Cities
Hiring Unit Academic Affairs
Department Link

WSU Tri-Cities Academic Affairs

Work Location Tri-Cities
Zip Code 99354
Summary of Duties

Washington State University, Tri-Cities campus, invites applications for a resident faculty position at the rank of Instructor. The position also includes responsibilities for coordinating operation of multiple science teaching labs that cover the subjects of biology, chemistry, microbiology, and physics. Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching biological sciences courses, especially microbiology laboratories. The successful applicant will also have experience ordering and maintaining supplies inventories, supervising undergraduate students, laboratory safety procedures, and basic laboratory procedures.

The division of responsibilities in this position will be 20% classroom/lecture instruction, 40% laboratory instruction, and 40% teaching laboratories coordination.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teach per semester one lecture course in the area of biological sciences and two undergraduate science laboratory sessions.

•Instruct laboratory exercises; assist and advise students in laboratory assignments or in discipline subject matter; write, edit or modify laboratory handouts or manuals; modify experiments

2.Coordinate operation of science teaching laboratories; responsibilities will include
•Supervise a full time Instruction and Classroom Support staff person and student workers
•Coordinate with laboratory instructors to use resources most efficiently; Coordinate use of lab instrumentation and supplies between classes;
•Maintain microbial cultures and prepare materials for microbiology labs
•Order and maintain lab and classroom supplies, chemicals, consumables, instrumentation and equipment; maintain inventories of chemicals and supplies
•Prepare equipment, materials, and solutions for classwork projects; prepare demonstrations as requested by instructors; assist instructors with laboratory material; conduct laboratory or lecture demonstrations; confer with instructors in establishing and developing lab exercises; advise instructors of potential problems with existing programs;
•Delegate laboratory preparation to student workers as necessary and supervise workers in their completion; trains workers in laboratory and safety procedures
•Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory and demonstration instruments and equipment; instruct students, teaching assistants and faculty in the use of equipment
•Monitors laboratories to ensure compliance with safety policy; assists in the development of safe laboratory procedures; trains lab preceptors and student workers in laboratory safety and procedures; maintain safety data sheets and chemicals; assist with chemical waste removal

Additional Information

The WSU Tri-Cities campus is in Richland, which is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima rivers in southeastern Washington. Washington State University operates as a single university with five academic campuses dispersed across the state in Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, Everett, and Tri-Cities. Richland offers an enviable combination of natural amenities and city services that contributes to a high quality of life. Richland is part of the Tri-Cities region which is also comprised of the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, West Richland, and surrounding towns. With a population of approximately 250,000 and located in the heart of Washington wine country, the region enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, which allows year-around outdoor activities.

The largest employer in Richland is the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). WSU Tri-Cities enjoys many partnerships and collaborations with this multidisciplinary U.S. Department of Energy facility. WSU Tri-Cities is experiencing a time of unprecedented growth and development. Legislative funding, tremendous community leadership and support, and partnerships with PNNL and businesses and community organizations, have resulted in many exciting new and expanded initiatives. Delta High, a new STEM high school, exemplifies the collaboration between the WSU Tri-Cities and the extensive science and technology communities.

This faculty position is a full-time, 9-month appointment with possible re-appointment pending academic evaluation of instruction and administrative review of teaching laboratories coordination. Appointment during the summer session will be considered separately as needed.

The location of the position is at the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA, but the position is associated with the School of Biological Sciences at the main campus in Pullman, WA. Salary is commensurate with training and experience.

The position is available for the start of the Spring semester on January 1, 2018.

Benefits
Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2018
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 9
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

•Earned PhD in a biological sciences or related field

•Record of teaching experience

•Record of supervising student workers

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience working with microorganisms

•Experience working with college students

•Research experience

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 12/15/2017
Screening Begin Date
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

The following application materials are required:

• Cover letter addressing qualifications

• Curriculum vitae

• Separate teaching and research statements

• Up to three selected reprints of published or in press papers

• Three (3) letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s history of and potential for research, teaching and communication excellence are required.

Please note: Reference letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through our online application system.

For questions about the position contact Dr. Allan Felsot, Search Committee Chair, afelsot@wsu.edu.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Publication 1
  7. Publication 2
  8. Publication 3
Optional Documents